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Ballot accountability
§ 7-105. Ballot accountability. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of
this chapter requiring ballots to include a numbered stub separated from
the ballot by a line of perforations, such numbered stubs shall not be
required if the board of elections implements a ballot accountability
process as prescribed by the New York State Board of Elections which (i)
accounts for the number of each ballot style received by the election
inspectors, (ii) retains a running count of ballots distributed and
spoiled which would permit an interim reconciliation at any time during
voting; and (iii) provides for ballot reconciliation at the close of
polls to verify that the number of ballots distributed to voters or
spoiled when added to unvoted ballots equals the number of ballots
received by the inspectors for the election.

2. Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter requiring that a
ballot consisting of two or more sheets be provided to the voter as a
single ballot divided by a line of perforations, such perforated ballots
shall not be required and such ballot may be provided to the voter as
separate, unconnected sheets provided: (i) the ballots clearly inform a
voter that the voter must receive the number of ballot sheets the voter
is entitled to, specifying such number, and (ii) each such ballot sheet
shall be prominently labeled as "ballot sheet (here insert the number of
the ballot sheet) of (here insert the total number of sheets comprising
the ballot)."

3. The state board of elections shall promulgate regulations for
ballot accountability consistent with this section which shall include
specific ballot accountability requirements applicable to any ballot on
demand printing process.